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13 Feb 2015

Liquid, Cream or Powder?

From a tinted moisturizer to a BB Cream to mineral powders to compact powders to liquid makeup and now mousse. How is anyone supposed to figure out what formulation and type of makeup they should be using when every week there’s something new added to the mix? Fear not, I’m about to break it down for you. Here are the different types of foundation formulations out there and the pro’s and benefits of each: BB Creams               […]

13 Feb 2015

Foundation 101

One of the  most common questions I get asked from clients and friends is “how I do find the right foundation for my skin type?” Finding the right foundation to suit your skin type can be a very expensive process. You try one, it doesn’t work, you buy another, and so on and so forth. Understanding the ingredients in your makeup is very important, cosmetic companies don’t expect the average consumer to do this, but as a makeup artist we have to. […]

02 Feb 2015

Makeup Artist Pro Discounts

One of the greatest perks of successfully completing Beauty School are the many Pro Discounts that you are finally eligible for receiving. To my disappointment, not all were available to Canadian residents. But having a U.S. shipping address helps greatly. So for those of you looking to apply for Pro discounts, I have conveniently compiled a list of companies that DO offer memberships to Canadians (you’re welcome). I also included the U.S. ones for those of you reading this in America and for those […]

23 Jan 2015

Contouring & Highlighting – What’s the hype all about?

Contouring and highlighting has BLOWN up over the past year. Likely thanks to all the mapped out selfies of Kim Kardashian on Instagram. But nonetheless, truth of the matter is that we DO look better when we play with a little light and dimension. Mastering the perfect contouring and highlighting technique is actually very easy, but the problem most women have is that they see said photo below, and think “that’s how I need to contour”. FALSE. Contouring and highlighting is […]

24 Nov 2014

Rockstuds Wreak Havoc

Well if you’ve been following me on Instagram, which let’s face it, by now you should be (@makeup_in_session) You’d have seen that I recently bit the bullet, and after two unsuccessful attempts, finally managed to get my grubby little paws on a pair of black and nude Valentino Rockstuds in my size. This past summer I found myself becoming unnaturally obsessed with the Valentino Rockstuds. I’m generally not into studs or any kind of hardware, but something about these shoes […]

10 Nov 2014

Sephora VIB Days – Last Day

Well, the day I’ve long feared is finally hear. Last day of the Sephora VIB Sale. So much anxiety I could barely sleep last night. Do I buy myself another tube of my beloved Hourglass Film Noir and call it a wrap? Or do I go buck wild and splurge one last time before cutting my credit card in half? I’m struggling to think of what else I should own or keep in my kit – yet I know that […]

09 Nov 2014

Sephora VIB Days – Day 3

I told myself I wasn’t going to go overboard this year at the VIB Sale, but somehow today I found myself back at Sephora perusing the aisles. I blame my mom, she wanted foundation. Although it is technically my fault that I got her hooked on the new Dior Star Foundation, but it was just so amazing I had to share it with someone! Plus she told me I looked pretty that day ☺ So not only did I find […]

06 Nov 2014

Sephora VIB Days – Day 1

Well this week marked the much anticipated, inaugural annual Sephora VIB Sale. For those of you that are new to the makeup scene – this sale is a big deal. Not only do us makeup junkies flock to Sephora in hopes of scoring some major swag, but we finally have a reason to pull out that long laundry list of cosmetics and skincare we’ve all been dying to try. Best part about this sale, we can actually tell the hubby […]